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September 30, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project
London (AFP) Sept 29, 2016
The contract for a French-Chinese consortium to build Britain's first nuclear plant in a generation was signed on Thursday at a low-key ceremony, after a string of controversies threatened to scupper the huge deal. The British government had delayed agreement over concerns about China's involvement, while there were also questions about how the French state-owned power giant EDF would fund the construction of Hinkley Point. The contracts marked "a significant step forward for a new era of nuclea ... read more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA and Synatom sign a contract for the manufacture of transport and storage casks
AREVA and Synatom, a subsidiary of Engie group, have signed a contract worth several millions of euros for the design and manufacture of 30 TN24 used fuel transportation and dry storage casks for th ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland - dubbed "a city under ice" - could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts
The UN atomic agency predicted Friday continued growth in nuclear power in the coming 15 years but trimmed its projections because of low fossil fuel prices and competition from renewables. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Tardigrades use protective protein to shield their DNA from radiation
Tardigrades are thought to be the most durable life form on Earth. The eight-legged, water-dwelling creatures can survive extreme temperatures, intense pressure and seemingly deadly levels of radiation. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal
Britain finally gave the go-ahead Thursday for Hinkley Point, its first nuclear plant in a generation, but set conditions to address concerns over China's role in a flagship project for Europe's nuclear sector. ... more

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SOLAR DAILY

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for in ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France
The British government's long-awaited green light for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in England on Thursday is of vital importance to France and its state-backed energy industry. ... more
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Fire in southern California threatening another city

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?
As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverged Thursday on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than two degrees Celsius. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025
Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics, volcanoes and its magnetic field. Like a hybrid car, Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine: primordial energy from assembling the planet an ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors
Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ex-Japan PM Koizumi says Fukushima not 'under control'
Former Japanese leader Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday accused current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of lying when he claimed the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant was "under control." ... more
WIND DAILY

New simulations of wind power generation
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia's Rosatom Ready to Help Saudi Arabia Build Nuclear Reactors
Russian presidential aide stated that Russia's Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation is ready to join a project on construction of nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia. Russia's Rosatom S ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Sealing the Deal: Turkey, China Launch Nuclear Cooperation Partnership
The news follows last week's ratification by the Turkish parliament of the Sino-Turkish Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.As some claim that Turkey is distancing itself fr ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosneft and Gazprom Discuss New Joint Projects With Japanese Companies
"Rosneft and Gazprom are conducting talks with Japanese companies on new joint hydrocarbon projects," Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov said at a press briefing. The strategic area of cooperation ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

May defends delays on China-backed nuclear project
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday defended her decision to delay a partly Beijing-backed nuclear power project, despite it causing diplomatic tensions, as she arrived in China for a G20 summit. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF board members sue to overturn Hinkley Point plan
Five employee representatives on EDF's board have filed a lawsuit to overturn the French power company's controversial decision to build nuclear reactors in Britain at Hinkley Point. ... more

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant
The Philippines may revive a nuclear power plant that was completed 32 years ago but never switched on due to safety fears, the government said Wednesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official
Iran will build two new nuclear power stations with assistance from Russia, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said late Wednesday. ... more




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SOLAR DAILY

U.S. capital comes up short on solar power

TECH SPACE

A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

CIVIL NUCLEAR

French state, EDF strike deal to close nuclear plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia Unique in Being Able to Use Fast Breeder Reactors in Nuclear Industry

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End

TECH SPACE

Long-term health effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs not as dire as perceived

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear plant delay may shift UK energy policy

CIVIL NUCLEAR

South Korea Relaunches Wolsong NPP's Reactor After Fixing Technical Problem

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria seeks private money for nuclear plant

Japan reactor restarts in post-Fukushima nuclear push

Nuclear Inspection Benefits from New Generation Sensor Lens

Belarus worried over construction accident at future nuclear plant

China warns UK ties at 'crucial juncture' over nuclear plant

China city 'suspends' Sino-French nuclear project after protests

UK ties with China at risk over nuclear plant deal

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Low-carbon movement expected in North America

Tiny creatures prompt Australia to reject uranium mine

France's EDF 'knew in advance' about British nuclear plan delay

Russia Creating Cutting-Edge Universal Nuclear Battleship

France's EDF backs nuclear plan but UK delays

UK nuclear project delay is 'bonkers': trade union

Improving safety of neutron sources

France's EDF faces crunch vote on British nuclear plan

Rosatom Plans to Develop 3D Printing for Nuclear Industry

One of a Kind Nuclear Power Unit to be Connected to Electrical Grid

Russia Lays Down Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts



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